moddable VS phpdesktop

Compare moddable vs phpdesktop and see what are their differences.


Tools for developers to create truly open IoT products using standard JavaScript on low cost microcontrollers. (by Moddable-OpenSource)


Develop desktop GUI applications using PHP, HTML5, JavaScript and SQLite (by cztomczak)
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moddable phpdesktop
10 9
1,031 2,372
2.3% -
9.8 5.4
6 days ago 3 months ago
C C++
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Posts with mentions or reviews of moddable. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of phpdesktop. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-22.
  • From a HTML JS PHP Website to an Installable Desktop Application
    2 projects | | 22 May 2022
    Go to this repo by Czarek Tomczak, then search for downloads. As I’m working with Windows, I used PHP Desktop v57.0 for Windows release ( Download the zip file and extract the content wherever you want. Rename the folder as you prefer, you could use the name of your website. Let’s call it Myapp. This is a sort of container with a self-contained web server (Mongoose) and PHP 7.1.3. For example, launching the exe file called phpdesktop-chrome.exe will “read” what’s inside the Myapp/www folder. That’s where you will have to move your entire website to.
  • Why is MicroPython a thing
    6 projects | | 11 Mar 2022
    There's also phpdesktop which is akin to Electron and other such things.
  • Weekly "ask anything" thread
    4 projects | | 20 Dec 2021
    Not directly, but there is to create desktop apps:
  • It's a frontend, it's a backend... It's both!
    3 projects | | 18 Apr 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing moddable and phpdesktop you can also consider the following projects:

electron - :electron: Build cross-platform desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS [Moved to:]

Espruino - The Espruino JavaScript interpreter - Official Repo

quickjs-esp32 - QuickJS port for ESP32

You-Dont-Know-JS - A book series on JavaScript. @YDKJS on twitter.

Thorium-Win - Chromium fork for Windows named after radioactive element No. 90; Windows builds of

esp32quickjs - QuickJS JavaScript Engine for ESP32

HHVM - A virtual machine for executing programs written in Hack.

php-sdk - Dapr SDK for PHP

esp8266-quickjs - An attempt on getting QuickJS working on ESP8266 hardware

microvium - A compact, embeddable scripting engine for applications and microcontrollers for executing programs written in a subset of the JavaScript language.

Nim - Nim is a statically typed compiled systems programming language. It combines successful concepts from mature languages like Python, Ada and Modula. Its design focuses on efficiency, expressiveness, and elegance (in that order of priority).

circuitpython - CircuitPython - a Python implementation for teaching coding with microcontrollers